Happy Independence Day!
The Bath County Farmers Market will be open on July 4th!
Here is what you can expect at the Market:
At the Farm to You table you will find a fine spread of eclectic treats that include:
  • A new Mountain View cheese — “Italian” with sun dried tomatoes and garlic.  We’ll also have the McClure (baby Swiss style) and a limited amount of Jumpin’ Jack Flash!  And don’t forget a beautiful, handmade board for serving.  Pair a board and block of cheese for a delicious, beautiful and functional gift!
  • Wake up and smell the coffee with locally roasted (& fair trade organic) beans from Grains of Sense in Staunton
  • No more fresh strawberries?  Get the next best thingstrawberry jam from Fox Ridge Farm
  • Local honey — quarts, pints and those cute little bear bottles (available with the comb as well)
  • Produce may include lovely salad mix (red/green lettuces, herbs, spinach & more); Swiss chard; Kale, Collard Greens (great with bacon or ham and cream!); sweet white onions, Persian cucumbers (great for slicing), green beans, and …. maybe…. the first of the “Fairy Tale” eggplant from the Mouse House Garden
  • Goat milk soap, wrapped and ready to go as a fun hostess, thank you, or birthday gift — or just for yourself!
Bruce’s Candy and Syrup:
  • Fresh cut flowers
  • Baked Goods: Chess bars; pound cake; cookies; brownies.
  • Maple products from Highland County that include syrup; candy; maple nuts; and coloring books
  • Fresh from the garden produce
  • And much more
DJ’s Whiteway Restaurant
  • Fabulous pull-apart melt in your mouth white and wheat bread
  • Fruit pies
  • Cream pies
  • Cookies, brownies, tarts and more
  • Cakes: pound and angel food
  • Hot ready-to-eat Pork BBQ!
  • Potato salad
  • And more
Buckhorn Inn
  • Fresh brewed coffee
  • Delightful fruit and cream pies
  • Homemade sourdough, wheat and white bread
  • Cookies
  • Chocolate covered peanut balls (Addictive!)
  • Breakfast sandwiches made to order!!!
Brinkley Produce
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Beets
  • Greens
  • Maybe tomatoes
  • And more!!
Grace and Ella’s Barky Bites  delightful handcrafted dog treats and dried catnip.
Stonehouse Farm
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Greens
  • Beets
  • And more
More vendors! More produce! More local music!  Fun! Friends! Laughter!
A recipe contest!
On June 16, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued a challenge to all Virginians to eat local.  In addition, VDACS asked for original recipes used to prepare locally grown, processed and produced products and a photo of the prepared product and/or the person who prepared it.  These will be posted on our Virginia Grown Web site at www.virginiagrown.com.  The winners will be chosen in two categories - one for adults and one for children 12 years of age or younger - by random drawing to receive a Virginia Grown prize package.  The deadline for entry is August 15, 2009. For an application and rules visit the VDACS website at www.virginiagrown.com.
What ever is there to do this weekend after coming to the market?
1.  Fireworks, Bath County High School. Visit www.discoverbath.com for more time.
2.  4th of July Children’s Parade (Starts promptly at 10 AM!) Blue Grass VA followed by an ice cream social. 540-468-1922.
3.  4th of July Children’s Bike Parade, downtown Lexington. www.lexingtonvirginia.com or 540-463-5375 for more information.
4.  The Homestead. Concert under the stars with a band. www.homestead.com for more information.
5.  July 4th Celebration, Garth Newel. www.garthnewel.com
6.  Fourth of July Activities at Douthat State Park.
Wishing you a safe and fun holiday!
See you at the market!
The Bath County Farmers Market creates the opportunity for people to buy locally grown and produced products every Saturday starting at 8 AM and ending at noon from June 6 to October 24, 2009.
Find pictures of the market and more information at www.bacofarmmkt.com
Posted by Donna